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Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Video! Kings From Queens 2 (Edited by LORDROC) f/ Lordroc, Life Long, Musik G and DJ Young C

1st Video of the Album KINGS FROM QUEENS 2 feature :
(Prod & Cuts by DJ YOUNG C)

Video Recorded by LORDROC & DJ JS1 & Edited by LORDROC.

Album "KINGS FROM QUEENS 2" available for Free Downloads at :

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Lordroc Track! Kings From Queens 2 - FREE DOWNLOAD (feat. LIFE LONG, Musik G, and DJ YOUNG C)

Lordroc is Featured on Track #2 KINGS FROM QUEENS. DJ MODESTY (ALTERPROD) Presents an Album of Unreleased joints recorded by Queens Ny Mc's on beats from Worldwide Producers. Dedicated to the Queens Borough with legends & Independent artists.
released 18 March 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Artwork by Lordroc For Sale!

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by James Rocco. Original Art. Pencil on Paper 9x12"

Original Art For Sale (PayPal:
Some art related items I am selling, most are hand drawn/painted, if there is no price make me an offer I can't refuse! I accept Paypal and my username for paypal is These drawings can also be made into T Shirts, Mousepads, Totebags, Jean jackets, etc.
By: James Rocco
Photos: 22

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012


NYC Skyline mural painted by James Rocco in a studio apartment. Medium: Acrylic, Paint marker and Spray paint.

With help from Lemos of ALOE Inc.

Music by The Skygod Family - Lordroc & Lemos 'World Premier' (from the album 'METAMORPHYSICAL')

Available now at:

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Unknown (Official Music Video) Lordroc, KenKal, DJ JS-1

This is the first official single from Lordroc since 2004's critically Acclaimed album E2 TO BASS.

Song is available for download here:

Video Produced by: Lordroc ...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Tah From Da Bush - New Single - FREE DOWNLOAD

<a href="">Semi-Reserved Closet Maniac by Tah Phrum Duh Bush</a>

Thursday, January 7, 2010

2 Pac and Biggie - the Long Over Due Blog

"Let's be real...Biggie was a great lyricist and Pac was a great entertainer" - This is what someone wrote as a comment on an article I read that sparked this blog, but it's not the first time I've heard it, in fact I've heard this said too many times by public figures and in public forums as well. That statement is so wrong that nothing can be further from the truth, in fact it's quite opposite - Big was a good entertainer (I personally can't say great, sorry, biggie fans) and Pac was a master lyricist.

Ever since they were both alive and the east coast-west coast "beef" was going on I've been in discussions on many street corners from NY to LA about who was better and why. Here is my analysis based on the fact that I listened to both (all of Pac's albums and Big's one album and a few features).

First off people shouldn't even comment on 2 Pac unless they have some understanding of his history. Biggie on the other hand has not much of a history, we related to him because he was a regular street dude like us selling a few drugs, holding a few guns and trying to make it. Pac was of a different cloth. Pac was brought up in a family of revolutionaries and people who were and are still making REAL change in the world, without some of them there wouldn't be integrated bathrooms and water fountians. SERIOUSLY.

The neutral argument people have presented to me is that Biggie had flow while Pac had lyrics and substance, this is a much more accurate assesment of who was better, even though there really is no better, it's like someone said in the beef DVD, I think Shock G said "when people say Pac is better people are really saying Pac was the better PERSON." I agree with that. I'm not saying Biggie was a bad person, I don't think he was at heart but maybe he was trying to impress people around him or felt the pressures of his environment to portray a more evil image.

Example of what I'm saying... When Pac died the Makaveli album was released, with yes, a few dis tracks towards other rappers and artists, mainly Biggie and Bad boy, but that album was a GREAT composition of songs, uplifting, revolutionary, gangster, smart, woman praising, very substantial.

When Biggie died I'm hearing songs being released where he's talking about robbing women and children, shame on whoever's choice it was to release this crap (Puff most likely) and his album Life After Death which dealt with glamourizing the ganster life, partying, pop records and senseless murder. I think it had one album's worth of very good material on it but unfortunately it was a double album and if it was a single album it probably would have only contained the more pop commercial records.

From Pac's archive we get a book of poetry (and an album performed ny socially concious artists) A Rose That Grew From Concrete, we get the songs Changes, Baby Don't Cry, Until The End Of Time, etc.

From Big we get a bullshit album that Puff puts together with the "hot" artists of the time, which are not hot now by the way, possibly the worst compilation album ever called Duets, with the single Dead Wrong. Another notable mention would be the Ron G verse (which I remember form the mixtape and loved) which I think went to Big L's album (which I liked a lot also and think he was WAAAAAYYYY better than Biggie BY FAR and gets no credit AT ALL EVER) on a cut with him and Pac and all three of them were not with us anymore. A good song but I don't know if that Biggie verse should have been put out like that after his death, the original was a classic with Raekwon on there I think Fat Joe was on it, (Jay Boogie probably remembers better than me) but it should have stayed as that and this is why I feel that way. Lyrics... Hail Mary, fuck her, I never knew her, I'll probably screw her, and dump her body in the fucking sewer... Now I'm not religious but that's some cold shit.. lol

Anyhow, the 2 can not even really be compared AT ALL, not even the same bracket, people say Biggie was the best just because he died? That's ridiculous, he only released ONE album while alive, ONE!!

Big Pun was better than Biggie.... BY FAR! Style and Lyrics... Flow, yea Big had a great flow, always on beat, rhythmic, whatever, I'm a lyrics fan... And his were just OK... I can name over 50 people probably off the top of my head that will eat Biggie alive in a battle or just comapring song for song..

I'm not trying to trash a dead man's name, I never met the guy, can't say if he was a good or bad person but judging by what he put out there, in my opinion, he never made any positive contribution to anything in my life. And don't get me wrong, I love his first album, a sick classic album, but when he died, in my opinion, he was on his way to the pop isle with Puff.

2 Pac to me was a true artist in every aspect of the word. He was an intelligent human who made decisions based on the betterment (if that's a word, lol) of mankind. Yea he went a lil crazy in the end and spun a bit out of control but I still think even during those times he was trying to do the right thing, I think his frustration came from the fact that the world wasn't changing fast enough for him. He sacrificed a lot of happiness to see other people happy and used his success to help MANY other people and show them the light but some still failed to follow and he still got shitted on by freinds and industry folk. I know the feeling Pac..

Pac will go down in history as an important figure of our society who changed the world for the better and Biggie will go down in history as someone he had beef with. That is Big's claim to fame, cause if Lil Wayne dies tommorrow the kids that came up listening to his slurred music will say he was the best to ever do it and there will be no changing their minds.

And NO, Jay Z wouldn't be as big as he is if Pac was here, Pac would've smacked him by now. And NO, Pac didn't destroy Mobb Deep's career, they did it to themselves by making half ass music for a short period of time, good to see them back on their game, and their dis to Tupac is probably the only relevant one out there, but they respectfully pulled it from the album when he passed.

This is long but I am not finished either, I will stop here for now and to it on the comments if something else comes to me. I hope they are all resting in peace.

PS I did like the Biggie movie, it was good, don't know how accurate it was but from what I know from actually being there at that time, they threw in some little things that only real Hip hop heads would know about..

Friday, May 1, 2009

Kymani Marley - My favorite music artist at the moment

My boy J Nyce put me on to Kymani a little over a year ago I guess, I had no idea this cat existed. He is the son of Bob Marley and does tour with the rest of the Marley brothers (Damien, Stephen, Ziggy, Rohan, etc..) but for some reason I don't hear this cat getting any exposure. Some people have said Akon stole his style, don't know if there's any truth to that but I do hear a slight resemblance now that it was brought up.

Kymani also acted in the cult classic movie Shottas (shout out to Cliff Charles who worked on Shottas and filmed all three of my music videos)

Anyway his music is sick, he fuses crazy styles and genres and comfortably and naturally he flips them all. From Reggae of course to Hip hop to Soul the music is very powerful to me. His album RADIO is probably my favorite maybe because it has more of a Hip hop edge to it and that's the one I've been playing most lately, but I have them all and they are all good. So here are some examples and if you want more just got to you tube and type in his name, a lot of songs will come up.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hip hop Cartoon starring Talib Kweli, Bobbito, Affion Crocket, etc..

BlokHedz Episode One: “Thinking of a Master Plan”
Talib Kweli as : YOUNG BLAK Affion Crockett as: FLASH Bobbito Garcia as: EATHO Also featuring Mayda Del Valle (Def Poetry) in multiple roles
Blokhedz chronicles the adventures of “YoungBlak” - a aspiring rapper who users the power of hip-hop to conquer evil.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Slaughterhouse - Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Royce da 5'9 and Crooked I

Review: Slaughterhouse 'Move On'

This is actually a pretty good group, this song amazed me. I saw a freestyle they did, and I was really looking forward to Crooked I's verse and he spit an old one (the one I have in an older post from the Wake Up Show). I just assumed that this would be a group of graveyard rappers who are all still struggling to make it after so many set backs. This song actually explained to me why and perfectly captured my attention and changed my mind quickly. The song is called Move On and in each verse the artists all clear up their past issues that have been the main focus on them. It just proves that a good conceptual song can be done extremely well and lyrically SICK. They all spit mad long too which is rare in todays music and if someone does do it most of the time I'm hoping they stop, but these cats deserve to spit that long and they keep it interesting.

Royce surprised me here, I thought he would be a weak link but he actually had the least lyrical verse but it had a strong impact due to the content and I lost myslef following his style and began just listening to the story, everyone else killed it as well, Budden surprised me too, I sleep on him alot for some reason. But this is a supergroup and this song is the perfect intro to their legacy together. It puts the past in the past an answers any questions you may have about them while at the same displaying exactly why these guys make a great group and how they relate to each other through their past experiences.

The beat is sick, very musical, Ortiz and Crooked I are Crazy as always.. The video is good, creative, props...

Move on... I have moved on and I look forward to hearing more from these cats! Peace... Lordroc..

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Abbie Hoffman 'Steal This Blog'

Abbie Hoffman was an activist from the era of the civil rights movement. He was first brought to my attention through a movie that was made about him and then shortly after i began to hear more about him and learn of his contributions through the grapevine.. Here are a few videos to watch and analyze for your self and maybe you'll do more research on your own of this interesting individual.

Scenes from the film titled 'Steal This Movie' based on the life of Abbie Hoffman starring Vincent D'onofrio (Law & Order Criminal Intent)and Jeanine Garofolo. The title of the movie was taken from the title of one of Abbie's books titled 'Steal This Book'.

Dinner with Abbie part 1

Dinner with Abbie part 2

Abbie Hoffman speaking on John Lennon